DJI's second smartphone gimbal gets improved controls and a lower price

DJI's second smartphone gimbal gets improved controls and a lower price

DJI's second smartphone gimbal gets improved controls and a lower price

Built for smartphones, DSLRs, and mirrorless camera systems, they aim to give consumers, professional videographers and photographers new tools to capture smooth, steady videos and photos wherever they go.

DJI, better known for their range of drones, is introducing a new version of its smartphone stabiliser at CES 2018. Using built-in motion tracking and a brushless motor, the Osmo Mobile 2 will keep any smartphone steady. It has the ActiveTrack feature available, allowing you to point an object and have the gimbal automatically track that object as it moves around. Supported accessories include a Focus Control Center consisting of a focusing dial and a screen allowing advanced gimbal and focus control without a mobile device, a vehicle mount solution, DJI Master Force, DJI Master Wheels, an external focus motor, and a cheese plate adapter so you can use your favorite third-party accessories.

As well as benefiting from the gimbal's superior image stabilisation and controls, you unlock heaps of cool features when you install the DJI GO mobile app. The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is, as the name suggests, the follow-up to the original Osmo, revamped with a far cheaper sticker price of just $129.

The Ronin-S is DJI's first single-handed stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras. Plus, if your lens and camera sensors have their own optical stabilization, the gimbal's advanced stabilization algorithms will work in tandem with them to produce the best footage. The Osmo Mobile 2 fixes that issue and several other ones, with vastly improved battery life, support for portrait video, and more. DJI says they're up to the job of stabilizing even larger cameras like the Canon 5D, in addition to Panasonic's GH series and Sony's Alpha models, and even if they've got lengthy zooms. A new Push mode lets you adjust the pan and tilt axis by hand while the Ronin-S is powered on and axis locks speed up the setup process so you can spend more time filming and less time prepping your gear. The curved design is meant to leave access to the preview screen even while shooting at angles, and the battery can be hot-swapped. DJI will also offer a dual-handle support.

The DJI Ronin-S isn't available for purchase yet, but there is a sign up to be notified form on their website, so you can be notified when it becomes available.

The second iteration of DJI's handheld smartphone camera stabiliser boasts a redesign with simpler controls and a longer battery life.

Related news